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Market-focused research includes broad industry analysis:
Industry-focused research includes reports focused on the adoption of crowdsourcing in particular industry verticals (e.g., Retail Banking) or enterprise horizontals (e.g., Finance and Accounting).
Category-focused research includes reports focused on a particular crowdsourcing use case category:
A typical industry-focused or category-focused research report consists of 20-50 pages of fact-based analyses, based on massolution's proprietary CsFactor™ methodology. CsFactor has been designed to support the analysis of opportunities in specific vertical and horizontal processes within an enterprise to define and quantify tasks/activities that can be crowdsourced.
Market-focused research includes crowdfunding industry analysis:
CFP focused research includes analysis of CFP categories and individual CFPs
Entrepreneur/Venture-focused research includes assessment of individual entrepreneurs and their funding projects.
This report sets a new standard for comprehensive, reality-based assessment of the crowdfunding industry, based on data gathered from 308 funding platforms worldwide and analysis from massolution's industry-leading brain trust. Like the widely-cited 2012 report, it digs deep and does the math to show who is crowdfunding what, where, how, and when-- and what will happen next. But unlike its predecessor, this report also includes three original research chapters by top academics in the field: an analysis of crowdfunding dynamics and how it can be applied to generate viral “third-level acceleration” from the differing motivations of strong-tie vs weak-tie friends; a detailed, 15-country overview of the legal frameworks that surround crowdfunding worldwide, including relevant laws, government agencies, and possible reforms; and an analysis of direct crowdfunding, which questions the very need for platforms for non-investment funding models.
In addition to providing a practical, quantitative understanding of crowdfunding today and a high level synthesis of how its recent innovations will play out in the future, this report also includes surprising insights that can only come out of detailed research. For example, you'll learn which crowdfunding model (donation, reward, lending, equity, or royalty) has had a much better record of reaching its funding goals than all the others, how social vs. environmental raises differ widely, and how the financing of crowdfunding platform startups does not reflect the crowdfunding models they support.
We received over 170 responses to our industry survey where we selected participants from Crowdsourcing.org's Directory of Crowdfunding Sites which contained 452 active crowdfunding platforms at the time the survey was conducted. As the basis for the analyses, we selected 135 submissions from CFPs that we determined were comprehensive and of high-integrity. The 135 submissions provided extensive data relating to CFPs crowdfunding volumes, operations and key constituents (e.g., Funders and Fundraisers) for the calendar years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Our analyses of this rich data set has resulted in this research report on the crowdfunding industry.
This research report provides an in-depth analysis of market, provider and worker trends in the crowdsourcing industry, focusing on enterprise crowdsourcing.
The report is based on the 2011 Crowdsourcing Service Provider survey, conducted via Crowdsourcing.org, and is the first in a series of research reports, aimed at providing reliable and factual information on the crowdsourcing industry.
Thirty two Crowdsourcing Service Providers (CSPs) provided extensive data relating to their operations for calendar years 2009, 2010 and 2011. This data has resulted in this first research report for the Cloud Labor segment of the crowdsourcing industry.
This research report is a part of the CsFactor™ series of analyses of crowdsourcing opportunities in the enterprise market. It analyzes the crowdsourcing opportunities in the Check Processing (CP) operational segment of the retail banking industry.
The report features:
One of the notable business events of the 20th century was the emergence of offshore outsourcing of professional services. This phenomenon is firmly associated today with India and often referred to as the «Indian Miracle». Through hard work, political will, and the help of their countrymen abroad, India managed to create a 100 billion-dollar industry with millions of new employees, all highly paid by local standards.
Although the fledging crowdsourcing model seems new and distinctive, it has much in common with more established traditional outsourcing models, and as such we have a case history that we can learn from which will help us accelerate the wholesale adoption of crowdsourcing.
This white paper looks at the growth of the traditional outsourcing industry in India and the strategies of Indian Outsourcing Service Providers (OSPs) in an effort to help replicate their success and catalyze the broad adoption of crowdsourcing.
The rapid growth of the crowdsourcing market has led to the continuous emergence of new use cases. In order to create the most complete inventory of crowdsourcing use cases possible, the massolution team conducted an extensive review of the publicly available information on crowdsourcing transactions, announcements, and industry news.
This report analyzes crowdsourcing opportunities in the enterprise market segment by categorizing existing crowdsourcing use cases within the enterprise market segment.
This research report addresses: